Showcasing a selection of our favorite entertaining, action-packed and affordable PC video games and accessories.
Attention PC Gamers: Get Ready To Be a Lawbreaker!
If you don't know the name Cliff Bleszinski, then I'm probably not surprised, but if you don't know his work then I'd be thoroughly surprised. Cliff is a legend in the field of video game design. His first game was unveiled when he was only seventeen. It was a point-and-click adventure called The Palace of Deceit: Dragon's Plight. This game impressed the founder of Epic Games so much that he brought Cliff onto the team and they brought us many shareware games like Overkill, Brix, Jazz Jackrabbit, Radix: Beyond the Void eventually turning to the incredibly successful Unreal Tournament. Cliff later turned his attention towards Microsoft's Xbox 360 and served as the lead designer for the Gears of War ensemble of games. It turned out to be one of Microsoft's early defining properties and earned Bleszinski universal acclaim.
Extra Credit Day 6 Video Game Challenge: If Only I Wouldn't Have Played THAT Game
Now, before i get into this post let me say this: I love video games, all sorts of video games. I technically prefer role-playing games or first person shooters, but I'm not against trying new games when I have the opportunity. Yet there have been a few games that I have played that have been insanely popular, yet I wound up thinking to myself:
The First Touhou Game has Been Brought to Steam
Touhou Project, alternatively titled Project Shrine Maiden, is a long running series of bullet hell shooter (also refereed to as danmaku) games with an extensive fan base within Japan and a strong, and steadily growing, fan base within Western societies. Now, with the most recent edition to the series being available for purchase on Steam, is it time for this almost legendary series to receive a much wider recognition from a wider audience now that is much more easier to obtain a copy of one of the games?
Best PC Game Controllers Every Gamer Will Love
It used to be you had to engineer, through payment or your know how, a whacky controller that often broke after a few months, or just plainly didn't work in the first place.
New Games Vs. Old Computers
Up until pretty recently, I was always on the bleeding edge of technology, barely keeping up and definitely not meeting the cutting edge. I'd buy a game that looked fun to play, turn down all the settings ingame, and realize I was still getting low frames that caused the game to be jerky and mostly unplayable. Eventually I got sick of this, and started messing around trying to figure out a way to make these games work. There had to be a way, right? Sometimes, no. There are some games that just can't be played on some machines. If you have 4GB RAM, an integrated GFX card, and an Intel Pentium processor, don't expect to be playing Rust or Ark. Still, you should be able to play a lot of games that are just a few years old on a machine like that. Here's a few things to try, but keep in mind these are mostly tricks for Windows users, since Windows is the largest-supported gaming platform out right now:
Which Do I Like Better? Sims 2, 3, or 4
I have been playing TheSims series for about 3 years now. It started when I watched YouTube videos on TheSims, I think it was on TheSims 2, so I went on to 99gamers and got a copy of the base game. Let's say at first I hated it. To me, the controls were crap. Luckily, just before I gave The Sims 2 a try my aunt and I found a copy of the Sims 3 with a few game packs for $19.99. At the time, I couldn't afford TheSims 4. I absolutely loved TheSims 3. It had so much to offer, being out for about 4 years at the time. You could get very creative, and I loved seeing what each baby would look like. Although for every game that seems perfect, they always have flaws. The game was buggy as heck. After a couple of years, it would freeze or turn off completely. But by the time that happened, though, I was able to afford TheSims 4. My cousin told me it was on sale. I have, within the last couple of years, gotten used to TheSims 2, and can say I actually sort of enjoy it. Now, what do I like better? It depends. TheSims 2 has this realistic feeling to it. The graphics are pretty good for the era it was in (2004-2009). You had to work harder to get things (which was also a drawback, since it was harder to get into a relationship with another sim and the whole matchmaker aspect was sort of flawed in my opinion). Building houses was also iffy, but not the worse thing to deal with. I say I like TheSims 2 as a tie for 1st place with The Sims 4, as of now. The Sims 4 has a lot less bug issues and when there are bugs, they are quickly fixed by The Sims team. At first, the Sims 4 seems to be lesser to both TheSims 2 and 3 (especially with the lack of toddlers at first, it took them three years to figure that out), but as the years went on, it quickly became a favorite of mine. There are still some things (lack of pets, weather, university, lack of matchmaking systems the others had). The thing with pets will be remedied when Cats and Dogs comes out in November, but the rest...we'll just have to wait and see. Now, on to the elephant in the room...The Sims 3! It is now god awful! It was once a magnificent game, but the automatic shut down, black screens and the lag it puts on your computer is awful. Yes, when you can actually play it, it's like an experience that just fulfills you, but the overwhelming problems just aren't worth your time and energy. In my opinion, both the Sims 2 and Sims 4 are fantastic games. Once Cats and Dogs comes out, the Sims 4 might stand out a little more to me, but as it stands I'd highly recommend both of these games (mind you, you will need at least one game on disc to play the Sims 2, but to me, that is the biggest issue with the game and it doesn't affect the way I feel about it). So, if you want a nostalgia trip, order the Sims 2 and its expansions online. And if you are more into the new, you can order the Sims 4 on Origin, as of now.
How To: Level Up Your PC Without Breaking the Bank!
One thing is for certain; gaming isn't a cheap hobby. Especially PC gaming. Technology is expanding at an extremely rapid pace and one day your computer may be able to handle all the new next generation games, while a couple days later something even greater is released and its time to upgrade that old graphics card again. Or if you're a student like me, you may not have 1000 dollars just burning a hole in your pocket to spend on a good enough computer that can handle Destiny 2 or COD:WW2 (Totally a Battlefield 1 copy by the way).
Is 'The Sims 4' an Improvement on 'The Sims 3'?
I know it’s been a whole 3 years since The Sims 4 was released by Electronic Arts but even as I play it today, there are still things I miss about The Sims 3. In this article I’m going to argue for both sides and together, after all this time, we will finally find out which game is the best.
"You Have Been Kicked From the Game"
LittleBigPlanet 2 is the sequel to LittleBigPlanet, and to most, it is considered the best installment in the LittleBigPlanet series. However, the online community isn't the best at times. If you're lucky, you'll run into a great group of players and make friends with them as you journey through community content. However, if you're unlucky like myself (and many others), you'll find that playing online is a very unpleasant experience.... And here's why:
On the 9th of November 2016 Warm Lamp games released their game, Beholder. The game is inspired by totalitarian stories written by the authors George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Ray Bradbury.
Galactic Junk League: My First Foray into the League
Space. Space is really, really big. Galactic Junk League (GJL) is an odd duck, part ship building, part combat, both of which it can competently achieve.
Hearthstone Knights of the Frozen Throne Release Schedule
A cold wind sweeps across the land of Azeroth, down from the frozen north. The wind whispers in your ear. "Your current decks will be less than effective, so you had better get that dust ready."